Climate and Health Care Conference – COP22

The Climate and Health Care Conference – COP22

As world leaders convene in Marrakech to map out strategies to achieve the climate goals agreed upon in Paris, Health Care Without Harm and The Mohammed VI University Hospital of Marrakech are pleased to host the Climate and Health Care Conference – COP22.

The conference will take place on the 14 November from 8:00-17:20 at The Mohammed VI University Hospital of Marrakech.

The one-day conference brings together health sector representatives and experts from around the world to discuss the integral role of health care in this global effort. Speakers, including representatives from the government, private, and public sector of host country, Morocco, will present strategies and success stories on how health care can mitigate its climate impacts, develop low carbon models of care, and prepare to stand resilient in the face of a changing climate.

Click here to register for the conference.

The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) commenced on the 7th of November in Marrakech, Morocco.

On 5 October 2016, the threshold for entry into force of the Paris Agreement was achieved. The Paris Agreement entered into force on 4 November 2016. As a result, the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1) is taking place in conjunction with COP 22 and CMP 12.

Link to the COP 22 conference newsroom here.

Health and Climate Change

The Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA) are not holding the usual Climate and Health Summit alongside COP 22 this year. However, they are still in attendance and are providing a convening role for interested health groups.

A select number of health related topics are to be addressed at the conference including:

  • Health Actions for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement,
  • Climate Change, Human Migration and Health and
  • Air Pollution, Climate Change & Health: Scaling up Solutions to Heal the Planet.

Click here to see a compiled list of other health-relevant events taking place.